Without a doubt the most popular piece of equipment across almost all manner of video game genres, the gun remains the weapon of choice for many, whether you're battling Nazi Zombies in COD, lasering ships in Star Wars Battlefront, or launching darts at balloons in Shrek Super Party.
And yet, as effective as the gun can be at launching a projectile from one point to another really really quickly, that simple purpose can become somewhat stale. As exciting as some weapons can be at tearing up the multiplayer battlefield, be it with a cascade of automatic fire or by launching a barrage of rockets, they're all essentially doing the same thing; catapulting a smaller object through a larger object really quickly, until that larger object explodes/deflates/dies/disintegrates.
Fortunately, video games are able to bend and break the rules of physics, so developers can create weapons capable of much greater, more exciting things.
Here I'm not only going to honour the imaginative guns that combine with other weapons to increase their effectiveness as harbingers of destruction, but also at some of the weirdest and most insanely cool ways we've used them over the years.